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The Strain

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The Strain - S4E1
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aired 2017-07-17 (4 days ago)
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The Blood Tax
Season: 4 | Episode: 2

Imprisoned as a subject in a strigoi breeding program, Dutch is desperate to escape and find Setrakian. Gus recruits his cousin for the inside job that will put his gang at the top of the new world's underground economy, but Creem is suspicious of his business partner's ambitions.

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Show Summary

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.

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FX Started: Jul/13/2014
Usually airs on: Sunday

Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama Horror Thriller
Country: US US

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    • 4.00/5
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    • 3.50/5
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    When a plane lands in New York City with everyone on board dead, Dr. Ephraim 'Eph' Goodweather, head of the CDC's Canary Project, and his team are called upon to investigate. What looks at first like a mysterious viral outbreak might be the beginning of something infinitely more sinister


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